Carnal Deceptions Author:Scottie Barrett Tess Starling is willing to risk everything and offer anything to avenge her fathers death. Upon leaving her fathers gravesite, Tess spies creditors confiscating the finery of her first London Season. But her gowns will do little to satisfy her fathers debts. Fleet Prison awaits her. Tess dons a homely disguise, cloaking herself in mourning weed... more »s. She is determined to evade the authorities until she brings to justice the swindler who ruined her father. Resolute in her quest, she will transform anew, reinventing herself as a temptress to seduce the villain. She only wants for hands-on training, but the man who volunteers proves too much of a distraction. Everything about Tallon Hawkes, the Earl of Marcliffe, fascinates, including the battle scars marking his body. A motivated pupil, Tess yields eagerly to his sexual demands. Long before he discovers the sensuous female beneath the layers of black crepelong before he discovers the brilliant copper-colored tresses hidden by the ratty wiglong before he tastes the sweetness of her skin, Tallon Hawkes heart has been hooked. Tallon plays along with Tesss scheme, but he is distrustful and jealous of her obsession with their shared enemy. Tallon is determined to bring her dangerous game to an end. But will his arrogant maneuver lose him any chance with Tess? Warning, this title contains the following: graphic language, explicit sex, light spanking, anal sex.« less
This book was pleasantly surprising for me. It had a plot! The spicier scenes were not that numerous and were nicely woven into the plot. If you are looking for an Ellora's Cave type of book full of smut and no story, pass this one up. If you are fan of historical romances, this one is worth a read.
Great read- I just finished it for the second time and loved it as much as the first time. A smoldering attraction between the characters that sizzles into a believable plot with some suspense and steamy sex sprinkled in.